As you are getting ready to return to school, it's the perfect time to make sure that your resume reflects all that you have recently done. Maybe you took a class during the break, or worked-part time or volunteered. Maybe (gasp) last semester's internship is still not on your resume.
Here is a great article with some tips for your resume. I have to say that I agree with each one of them. Your resume should show the employer that you an fill the need that they have. Of course, each employer will have different needs, so a resume may need to be adjusted depending on who is the recipient. Employers want to know how you can help them, so when talking about your past experience, be sure to include qualifiable information and specific examples. This way they can truly get a sense of what you have done in the past and how you can help them in the future. For example, don't just say that you managed a store. Rather, discuss all of the aspects of managing that store. How many employees did you supervise? What was the amount of the budget that you handled? How much business did that store do on a monthly basis?
For more great tips, see this article. And don't forget to have your resume reviewed by The Career Center! We are available by appointment or during our walk-in Quick Questions hours which are Monday-Thursday from 2:00-4:00 or Friday from 11:00-1:00. Come on in!
|Darlene Johnson, Senior Associate Director|